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HS Human Anatomy and Physiology

1.0 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor: Dr. Sarah Trotman Lacy

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Instructor Information:

Hi and welcome to the The University of Mississippi High School at Ole Miss and Human Anatomy and Physiology. I am Dr. Sarah Trotman Lacy, and I will be your online instructor. Just to let you know a little about me, I have taught Biology I, Genetics, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Math, and Advanced Placement Biology for the Oxford School District for 39 years and retired in June 2011. I have a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi University for Women, a Master of Science and Ph. D. from the University of Mississippi. I have two sons, Brooks and Stuart; 1 grandson, Bennett; and four cats, Missy, Coco, Kitt and Isabell. I hope that you will enjoy this course.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 7959
University, MS 38677-0729

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138

Course Description:

Anatomy and Physiology is offered as a continuation of studies initiated in Biology with an emphasis placed on human anatomy and physiology. It is a college preparatory class designed for those who plan to major in a science-related field at the college or technical school level. Students are expected to practice self-discipline in order to keep up with reading and written assignments.


Required Textbook:

Hole's ESSENTIALS OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (9th edition) by Shier, Butler, and Lewis

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as,, or usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives include (but are not limited to):

  • Utilizing critical thinking and scientific problem solving in designing and performing biological research and experimentation.
  • Describing the basic organization of the body using the appropriate anatomical concepts.
  • Discussing the biochemical composition of the human body.
  • Exploring the relationship of the cell to the more complex levels of organization within the body.
  • Identifying the structure and function of the human body systems, explore the interactions.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 20 instructional modules (or lessons). Each module has a progress test that must be scheduled in advance and taken in your proctor's presence.

LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades

Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 1
Self Check, Progress Test


Chapter 5
Self Check, Progress Test

Skin and the Integumentary System

Chapter 6
Self Check, Progress Test

Skeletal System (Anatomy)

Chapter 7
Self Check, Progress Test
Skeletal System (Physiology) Chapter 7
Self Check, Progress Test

Muscular System (Physiology)

Chapter 8
Self Check, Progress Test

Muscular System (Anatomy)

Chapter 8
Self Check, Progress Test
Nervous System Chapter 9
Self Check, Progress Test
Nervous System (Brain and Spinal Cord) Chapter 9
Self Check, Progress Test

Somatic and Special Senses

Chapter 10
Self Check, Progress Test
Endocrine System Chapter 11
Self Check, Progress Test


Chapter 12
Self Check, Progress Test
Cardiovascular System Chapter 13
Self Check, Progress Test
Cardiovascular System (Blood Vessels) Chapter 13
Self Check, Progress Test
Lymphatic System and Immunity Chapter 14
Self Check, Progress Test
Digestion and Nutrition I Chapter 15
Self Check, Progress Test
Digestion and Nutrition II Chapter 15
Self Check, Progress Test
Respiratory System Chapter 16
Self Check, Progress Test
Urinary System Chapter 17
Self Check, Progress Test
Reproductive Systems and Pregnancy Chapter 19 and 20
Self Check, Progress Test

Grading Scale:

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

The grading format is as follows:

Self Checks 40%
Progress Tests 60%